(Closed) Help! Cannot apply online for LA marriage license before 15 days of wedding

posted 10 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Someone else I know that lives in LA County did it online without any problem, and another one got the message you talked about.

However, someone took it to mean that you have 15 days to go in and get the licence.

I would call for clarification. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007 - Radisson Hotel

I believe I had to wait until two weeks before the marriage as well, with the LA county clerk. It’s really not too late, to be honest. Yeah, it helps to have it be done early, but it really doesn’t change much.

As Mrs. Lemon told me, go to the Beverly Hills Courthouse, if you can! It was totally empty when we went in. 

Post # 5
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47 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Hi, I got the error message too.  I think I just left the date blank to click through.  A marriage license from LA is actually good for 90 days, if I remember correctly.  We applied online about two weeks ago and just went in to pick it up on Friday.  Our wedding is 3/29.  I would DEFINITELY do it online though.  The office opens at 8:30, we got in at 9 and walkeed right up to the front and just paid and got our license!  Easy!  If you didn’t do the online application, you would have to sit there and wait an HOUR for the application to be processed.  Anyway, goodluck.  Oh, I went to the office by LAX.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I live in LA… and we’re getting married in April. I got our marriage license last week. Its good for 90 days. We went into Beverly Hills Courthouse and the whole process took MAYBE 20 minutes. We came in with our form already filled out (I filled it out at home and brought it in), signed the necessary papers, waited to the side for about 15 minutes and it was done! There was one other couple there. The process was quick and easy. If you can, I suggest going there! I happen to be very close, so we both came home for extended lunch breaks, and the courthouse is down the street from us! Easy, and stress free….. 🙂

Post # 7
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106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I heard that the Van Nuys office was really quiet, too.

 

My friend is getting married on May 18th and she got her licence last week! 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007 - Radisson Hotel

I just remembered that I had 15 days to pick UP the license, not 15 days from the wedding. Dur. 🙂 I see it all worked out anyway! 

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